Cider maker/ Production manager
NY winery/ cidery/distillery is seeking an experienced individual to work as our cider maker/ production manager and act as lead bottling line operator. Responsible for hiring, training and evaluating the bottling line crew and ensuring that all bottling operations comply with SOPs, QC protocols, safety requirements, government regulations and wine making specifications.
Manage all cider making activities including fermentation, filtration and packaging.
Manage all bottling and kegging operations, including:
Effectively manage bottling equipment, systems and changeovers to ensure safe equipment use and reliable operation with maximum productivity and efficiency
Schedule, supervise and train bottling personnel.
Oversee and perform maintenance and sanitation of all processing equipment used in bottling operations
Perform cellar work as needed
Perform other duties assigned by General Manager
Detail oriented with good time management skills - Excellent mechanical abilities
Experience and understanding of electrical systems, plumbing, hydraulic and pneumatic systems Capable of working together or independently as needed -Able to work under pressure to meet deadlines
College Degree preferred. 3-5 years experience operating and maintaining winery/brewery or related manufacturing lines preferred. Ability to work a flexible schedule. Knowledge of sterile bottling practices, filtration, bottling documentation and QC practices preferred. Previous cellar experience a plus as well as good computer skills Must be able to lift 50 lbs. on a regular basis, and move 150lbs kegs on an occasional basis. Professional appearance and manner required.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org